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Bolton prediction

A tricky one to try and accurately predict as there hasn't been much confirmation as regards the line ups for both sides.

Definites are that Nicolas Anelka misses out through injury, although Gary Megson's suggestion he would have been rested anyway indicates a less than full strength side being fielded given their priorities in the league and UEFA Cup.

Andreas Isaksson will play, and get his chance to stake a claim for the number 1 jersey, but as for the rest of the side it is a little unknown as previous ties have seen Eriksson field a far weaker side than predicted, but reports indicate he is tempted to give those who played at Chelsea a shot at redeeming themselves but I hope that Bianchi is given a chance to come in from his exile.

Saturday's defeat has tempered expectations a little, and perhaps shown that realistically a UEFA Cup position is more achievable, and a win here would take us into the last eight and that step nearer to a Wembley final.

A tight game, but I take City to win 2-1.